Firing in Sargodha kills 2 ASWJ activists, injures 5 others

President ASWJ of Bhakkar District Maulana Abdul Hameed Khalid is among the injured.


Web Desk/asad Kharal January 18, 2014
Sources say unidentified armed assailants on a motorcycle opened fired at Khalid’s car near Noori Gate. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Two activists of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) were shot dead and five others including President ASWJ of Bhakkar District Maulana Abdul Hameed Khalid were injured in Sargodha.

Unidentified armed assailants on a motorcycle opened fired at Khalid’s car near Noori Gate, sources told The Express Tribune.

The deceased were identified as Sanaullah and Zulfiqar.

The atttack on the ASWJ president of Bhakkar district will have a negative impact on the law and order situation in the district, a senior police officer stated while talking to The Express Tribune.

Previous incidents

On January 4, ASWJ Islamabad General Secretary Mufti Muneer Ahmed and an ASWJ office bearer Asad Mehmood were shot dead by two unidentified individuals. The bodies of the two ASWJ men had remained on the road as members of the ASWJ protested following the killing.

Many members of ASWJ were the victims of target killings in 2013 as well.

Three members of a family, associated with the ASWJ, were gunned down in Karachi in December, 2013.

In the same month, Maulana Shamsur Rehman Muawiya, the chief of ASWJ’s Punjab chapter, was killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car along Ravi Road in Lahore.

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